Accession Number:

AD0619827

Title:

ATMOSPHERIC IODINE, BROMINE, AND CHLORINE,

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Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Iodine, bromine, and chlorine have been determined by means of neutron activation analysis in a series of aerosols and rain-water samples collected in Hawaii. Five-milliliter samples of rain water are used in the analytical procedure, and no chemical treatment is required before pile irradiation. Freedom from errors due to contamination and species-specific chemical steps is thus assured. The ratio ICl in the aerosols and rain water is more than 100 times greater than published values for sea water, but the ratio BrCl is the same as that for sea water within a factor of 2. The seven samples of rain water, collected in October and November 1961, and the eight samples of aerosols, collected from a light aircraft in May 1962, show 1 that ICl is greater in rain by a factor of 3, 2 that BrCl is greater in rain by a factor of 2, and 3 that IBr is greater in rain by a factor of 1.5. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE